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People are clearly oblivious to the fact that stamina peaks in your 30s. Sure, it's the early 30s where stamina is shown to be at its peak, but the gradual decline from there wouldn't be what gets a 37-year-old athlete first. It would be a decline in explosiveness, which is what happens in one's early 30s.

Stamina is not Federer's problem. Injury is.
 

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SamprasHewittLOL:
"Will you people stop with the "older = less stamina" nonsense with Federer?"

People:
"Never!"

Conclusion:
Don't argue with people. It's a neverending nightmare.
 

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What injury? He said he couldnt breath. Maybe Millman was sucking most of AA.
 

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Nadal on 19 could have play like 20 hours in a row,and depens on your traning and how well your body can handle some togh maches.. so this "30" peaking in nonsense
 

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I don't know. Maybe it does for those of us who do play sports. If Stamina truly peaks in the 30s, guys like Becker, Hewitt, Sampras would have had longer careers. They were physically whipped by 30 or before. OR Roddick etc. All of Nadal/Fed's generation were finished YEARS ago. Most of them anyways

Then we take that other" thing" into account that no one is allowed to talk about. The "thing" that Lance Armstrong took. How was that "before and after stamina" with Lance? Dude could hardly finish a race off it at an older age. ROLMAO. When "on it" he was whipping dudes with easy 10-15 years younger and could ride the entire length of the U.S in a few days,


If Stamina peaks so great when you're older you should be able to win bike races clean in your 30s I would figure. Since cycling is the ULTIMATE test of endurance/Stamina
 

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Nadal on 19 could have play like 20 hours in a row,and depens on your traning and how well your body can handle some togh maches.. so this "30" peaking in nonsense
It's not entirely nonsense. An athlete specialized in either endurance or strength will continue to increase the appropriate attribute in the thirties. Endurance, however, unlike strength, will fall off the further the athlete gets from around mid-30s, despite continuous training.

Explosiveness, the primary force behind speed, reflexes and hand-eye-coordination, does indeed start decreasing in the late twenties, there's no denying it. Depending on the situation, it can be made up by other factors, though, such as experience.
 
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